It won’t be much longer for Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios’ Dead Island 2. After giving us a taste of the opening cinematic a few weeks back, the first 11 minutes of gameplay for Dead Island 2 have been revealed in a new video, courtesy of IGN.
This particular gameplay video centres on Ryan, one of the three Slayers you’ll be able to play as in Dead Island 2. After surviving a plane crash (and doing a little emergency surgery), the footage sees you navigating the wreckage, eventually meeting up with fellow survivors of the crash. We also get to see the first zombie slayings, which provides an excuse to see Dambuster’s deliciously gory FLESH System in action.
Set several months after the events of the first game, Dead Island 2 sees the United States military putting California under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach.
Dead Island 2 will release on PC via the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on April 21.